Awareness of diabetic Children Care givers about Complications of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia


Authors : Magda Ramadan Yousif; Heba Aldossary; Hossam Aldosari; Amal Almutairy; Hammad Ali; Selwa Y Abdeldafie

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 3 - March

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6378262

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) type one is becoming more common across the world, and the number of new cases of diabetes is raising concerns about the development of acute and chronic problems. Complications have long been recognized as a primary source of significant morbidity and death in children with type one diabetes mellitus across the world. This study aimed to see how well diabetic children's caregivers were informed of the consequences of type one diabetes. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among children's parentages of youngsters with type one diabetics attending the King Fahd Military Complex in Dhahran. Results: A total of 84 caregivers were included in this study, mothers were predominant to fathers (M= 95.2%, F= 4.8%). The research disclosed that most of the caregivers 51% had a fair degree of understanding regarding the acute complications of Type 1DM, while 44% had good knowledge. There was a solid statistical correlation between educational level and awareness of type 1DM problems (pvalue = 0.004), as well as a considerable difference in understanding scores between caregivers (p-value 0.032). Conclusion: The data revealed that there was a statistically significant link between educational level and awareness of the consequences of type one diabetes, with fathers having the least knowledge. Diabetes teaching is an important aspect of diabetes care, and the health education department should focus on all areas of diabetes selfmanaging instruction.

Keywords : Awareness, Caregivers, Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetic Children, Diabetes Complications.

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